Ruth Davidson’s lies about Scotland’s fairer tax system



You’ll have heard Ruth going on about Scotland being the most highly taxed part of the UK and that this is even keeping immigrants away. Needless to say, it’s pure tosh.

Yes, those earning more than £43 000 pay an extra £400 over their English equivalents. There are 2 636 000 people in work in Scotland. Around 370 000 earn more than £43 000. That’s only 14% of the workforce and it’s only £400 per annum or about £8 per week extra. These same quite well-paid people also pay less council tax than they would in England with the average of bands A-H at £1,551.33 in Scotland and £1,922.46 in England. In addition, this group send most of their children to university and even with just one child attending, save more than £7 000 per annum. So even this group is not more heavily taxed.

Now for the other 86% or more than 2 million workers including most of the immigrants Ruth talks of, I’d guess. They pay the same income tax as the rest of the UK but they benefit from the same free tuition fees, lower council tax and universal free prescription charges. For those with chronic conditions, that can be the equivalent of thousands of pounds every year. So, the average Scottish worker pays less tax than the average English worker

Finally, older citizens, they too benefit from staying in Scotland. Free prescriptions, free bus passes, free TV licence, winter heating allowance, lower council taxes and free personal care. The latter, like the free prescriptions, can be worth thousands.

It’s a no-brainer, Ruth. Stop telling porkies.


12 thoughts on “Ruth Davidson’s lies about Scotland’s fairer tax system

  1. Kenzie June 2, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    RC* Ruth (and won’t she love that title, is inherently incapable of differentiating between truth and lie. (* Rape Clause).

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    • Clydebuilt June 2, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      Its worse than that, it’s deliberate, she knows she’s lieing.

      Never Trust a Tory!

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      • Ian Kirkwood June 2, 2017 / 7:05 pm

        Yes exactly, which means she totally disrespects the Scottish voters intelligence. She sat their in the interview on the BBC saying that a RC victim did not have to fill out the 8 page questionnaire, a third party would do it for them. Where would the details come from? She is a phony, at least the interviewer pointed out her discomfort when asked about this.

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      • Clydebuilt June 3, 2017 / 8:15 am

        Ian. I think Glenn Campbell was trying to help Ruthless by suggesting she wasn’t comfortable defending tge RC. Trying to make her look decent ….. Torn between defending the indefensible snd loyalty to her party

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  2. John June 2, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    The people in the £43,000 know they are better off in Scotland , as well as all the other perks , tuition , healthcare ,etc. , the quality of life is so much better for these people , they are the ones that can afford the good houses in the good areas . I don’t see an exodus of them anytime soon ! .

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  3. Clydebuilt June 3, 2017 / 8:19 am

    The parties are out today the last Saturday before the vote …… Yessers are out marching through Glasgow (a YES city) …….. Sounds like a goal for the Yoons…..

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